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Is there any advice I could get on how to make medical school work?

I’m a college freshman majoring in nursing. I’m thinking of continuing my study in medicine after I graduate but I don’t know if it’s worth it. School debuts makes me scared and I’m from a low income family that can’t even make 30,000 a year. I’ve missed all the good opportunities and scholarships. I can’t even pay the tuition for the class I’m taking right now. I don’t know if I school even pursue medical school. Is there any advice I could get on how to make it work?

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David’s Answer

See the movie "Gross Anatomy" with Mathew Modine. A medical student evidently thought that he could keep up with the required reading by using amphetamines. Wrong decision. He washed out. The lesson is that one needs concentration of thought in speed reading to ingest the "pertinent" data while skimming over the "filler". Do the most difficult assignments first while your brain is fresh. Don't be overly stressed. Be happy. It doesn't cost any more!
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Nida’s Answer

Hello Ha,

Don't let your financial circumstances define your future or limit your dreams. Yes, it can be more challenging to fund your education when you come from a low-income family, but remember, there are always solutions. I speak from personal experience, as I too navigated through similar circumstances and pursued high-cost programs.

While it may not be the most appealing option, many students resort to student loans to finance their education. Ensure your FAFSA is up to date to access the best financial aid options available. Additionally, there's a wealth of grants designed specifically for students from lower-income backgrounds that you can apply for at any time.

If you're open to alternative pathways and want to minimize loans, have you thought about a career in the military? This could be another route to acquire your medical credentials, with opportunities for your education to be fully funded in exchange for a commitment to military service.

No matter what path you choose, remember that you're not alone. Many have walked this road before you, and they've found their way. So keep believing, keep striving, and you'll find your way too. Wishing you nothing but success on your journey.
Thank you comment icon Thank you for the advice, Nida. Ha
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